Summer break is fun, and a break from school is nice and much-needed. However, one problem is that for three months you pretty much lose the ability to be with your peers. This can be both positive and negative for those trying to reboot their lives.
On the positive side, by being away from your peers for three months, you can work your butt off (physically and mentally) and show up at school completely transformed, to the amazement of everyone. Such a radical presentation of your transformation wouldn’t be possible if your peers saw you changing gradually each day. If you are wanting to “reboot” your image, then the summer is a great time.
Get outside. Exercise. Read this website all the time. If you are a guy, buy our book Be Popular Now. Our book geared toward teens should be out shortly.
One negative is that if you haven’t “set the frame” for the summer by now, which is to say, you haven’t established yourself as popular, it is likely you won’t have a great summer in that department. Unfortunately, with such a long break, school stereotypes will likely still be around in the summer, even if you tend to be cooler and more fun in the summer. This brings out the point that you need to do the best you can in all environments. You may be nervous at school, but you have to set the frame there. It would be nice if your fellow students would judge you based on how cool you act outside of school, but honestly, that doesn’t happen.
Start setting your image today. If there is something about you that you don’t like, or want to change, start today. You may have enough time to improve things by the summer.